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Defending PM Champ Coughlin Among 1st Round Winners at E-Town

Jegs_TCoughlin_PMchutes640Defending Toyota NHRA Summernationals Pro Mod winner Troy Coughlin (above) was among the drivers who earned victories in the first round of eliminations Saturday at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Coughlin powered his Corvette to a performance of 6.083 seconds at 242.98 mph to defeat Harold Martin in the first round of the NHRA Pro Mod Series portion of the event.

Other first-round winners included Mike Janis, Pete Farber, points leader Kenny Lang, Chip King, Rickie Smith and local favorite Mike Castellana.

Event No. 1 qualifier Danny Rowe returned to Southern California late Friday to attend his youngest daughter’s high school graduation and was eliminated when he did not take the tree in the first round.

Second round pairings for Sunday’s continuation of NHRA Pro Mod Series eliminations (approximately 2:30 p.m.) include Lang vs. King, Coughlin vs. Castellana, Farber vs. Smith and Janis gets a first round bye.

(Photo courtesy JEGS)


ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. — NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series first round results from the 44th Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the fourth of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series:

ROUND ONE — Mike Janis, Chevy Camaro, 6.043, 233.20 def. Mike Knowles, Camaro, 6.079, 241.97; Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 6.083, 242.98 def. Harold Martin, Corvette, 8.624, 111.57; Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 6.069, 243.94 def. Kevin McCurdy, Camaro, broke; Kenny Lang, Corvette, 6.073, 243.55 def. Steve Matusek, Ford Mustang, DQ; Chip King, Daytona, 5.973, 246.08 def. Von Smith, Camaro, 6.070, 240.08; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 6.015, 242.23 def. Clint Satterfield, Camaro, 7.397, 139.17; Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.948, 243.72 def. Vinny Budano, Camaro, 10.051, 90.44; Danny Rowe, Camaro, no show, was unopposed.


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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. – Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th Toyota NHRA Summernationals:

Psn—Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type—————Qual-ET–Qual-Spd-Top Spd

1    5 Danny Rowe, Laguna Hills CA,  ’68 Camaro        5.926  247.57  247.57

2    2 Mike Castellana, Muttontown NY,  ’12 Camaro     5.935  244.03  244.03

3   43 Rickie Smith, King NC,  ’12 Camaro              5.964  243.11  243.11

4 2377 Von Smith, Oak Ridge TN,  ’68 Camaro            6.022  241.24  241.24

5   10 Kenny Lang, Grande Pointe MB,  ’63 Corvette     6.042  241.63  242.67

6    8 Pete Farber, Baldwinville MA,  ’69 Daytona      6.062  243.59  243.59

7  377 Harold Martin, New Hudson MI,  ’14 Corvette     6.065  236.38  236.38

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8 1456 Mike Janis, Lancaster NY,  ’13 Camaro           6.066  241.02  241.02

9 5011 Mike Knowles, Grand Junction CO,  ’68 Camaro    6.080  243.02  243.02

10    1 Troy Coughlin, Delaware OH,  ’12 Corvette       6.105  238.30  238.30

11  191 Kevin McCurdy, Hamburg PA, ’68 Camaro           6.181  236.01  236.01

12    9 Steve Matusek, Olathe KS,  ’12 Mustang          6.183  244.34  244.34

13  213 Chip King, Semora NC,  ’69 Daytona              6.205  242.36  242.36

14  701 Clint Satterfield, Albuquerque NM,  ’68 Camaro  6.472  217.74  217.74

15 1112 Vinny Budano, Hicksville NY, ’68 Camaro         8.613  109.98  109.98

This story was originally published on June 1, 2013. Drag Illustrated

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